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1 day ago

An Interesting Black Spring in the Arts

Black people have always been writing and singing, but few companies were producing Black Art. To garner the substantial funds to produce for storefront theater, much less Chicago Lyric Opera or Broadway, requires a guarantee of success…

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1 day ago

6 Tips to Finding a Dream Retirement Destination with Your Spouse

Conversations around transitioning together and transitioning as individuals are critical prior to retirement. Most likely, the two of you have contributed to a financial plan for years on end. But have you considered an emotional plan?

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4 days ago

5 Books to Read in May and Early June (VIDEO)

When my kids were younger, the month of May was crazy busy. Baseball games, graduations, and school calendars crammed with year-end events. Nowadays, I love May’s quiet, longer days. Dinners on the patio with farm stand produce….

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5 days ago

Why a Reverse Mortgage is Part of My Retirement Plan

If you’re like many people, you may be surprised that I’ve included a reverse mortgage in my retirement plan. After all, aren’t reverse mortgages just for broke and desperate people? Aren’t they just a loan of last resort for those with no other options? 

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5 days ago

How Being Messy Can Transform Your Life for the Better

If you know the nursery rhyme story of Jack Sprat and his wife, then you have an idea of the relationship my wife of 44 years, Judy, and I have. If you’re not familiar with the child’s poem, here is the first stanza…

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6 days ago

5 New Goals to Set for a Better Summer

Even if you spent the first three-day weekend of the summer planning for a long, relaxing and life-changing vacation, before you know it, school is back in session and you don’t have much to show for it all…

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1 week ago

Condescending to Older People – Is This the New Normal?

A few months ago, my husband was approached by a young researcher, doing a study on the frail elderly and clearly keen to approach all such people with the right attitude. Yet once you have the need for a particular ‘attitude’…

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1 week ago

Which Way Are You Rowing? 8 Actionable Ideas to Go with the Easy Flow of Life

As we age, it’s a good idea to do a “self-check-in” from time to time about which direction your life is going. Upstream or downstream? For this, you need to go “inside.” A self-introspection. Ask yourself, “How am I rowing my boat…

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1 week ago

6 Things People Don’t Get About Life After 60

I have written this article in response to a gaggle of women, in their 50s, who should know better! These women made sweeping generalizations about life after 60, which were both fascinating and alarming. I say alarming, because these women..

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2 weeks ago

How Your Credit Card Can Be Stolen with Technology

Did you know that your credit card can be stolen without a criminal ever needing to touch it? Just because you pay attention to your surroundings and take precautions against being pickpocketed, it doesn’t mean that your credit card information is safe…

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